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Types of Crime victims in Bangladesh

Benjamin Mendelson (1963), one of the pioneers of victimology, developed a typology of victims in terms of their degree of guilt in the perpetration of crime (quoted by Frank E. Hagan, 1989):
i) The completely innocent victim, such as a child or an unconscious person.
ii) The victim with minor guilt, such as a woman who provokes a miscarriage and dies as a result.
iii) The victim as guilty as offender, such as in cases of suicide and euthanasia.iv) The victim as more guilty than the offender, such as those who provokes someone to commit a crime.
v) The victim as most guilty, such as the aggressive victim who was killed in self-defense.
vi) The simulating or imaginary victim, such as paranoids, hysterics, or senile person.

Hans Von Hentig (1948) has given four types of victims (quoted by Ram Ahuja, 1996):
(i) Victims whose injury may be the price of a greater gain, e.g., in abortion.
(ii) Victims who bring about the detrimental result partly by their own concurrent effort, e.g., prostitution.
(iii) Victims who provoke or instigate the offence, e.g., by challenging the opponent accepts the challenge and attacks.
(iv) Victims who desire the injury, e.g., to gain insurance money one may desire damage.

The cost of crime (both tangible and intangible) is measured in the context of the harm of victims. There are various negative consequences for different types of victimization. In Bangladesh most of the studies focuses on the crime incidents. But to understand the events at full length it is necessary to study on victims from several dimensions. The following is our efforts for study the victims.
source: Crime Index Bangladesh